Going into the afternoon, the excitement was high as it was supposed to be a day full of fun racing his father. However, it would end in disappointment with a 10th place finish due to motor problems.
As stated, the day started full of excitement as it marked the first night of racing that Bobby Tolton would race his father Tim Tolton.
“Not only was I proud to see him out there, but (Tim) was proud to be out there with his son racing him hard,” Bobby’s mom Donna comments.
Due to the Lucas Oil Sportsman Series being at Varney, the Stock-4s would only be given one round of heats. Father and son would land in the same heat and they put on a show. Tim started ninth while Bobby started eighth. They raced hard side-by-side throughout the heat, but in the end to avoid a collision, Tim let off in the corner and Bobby slipped by him. The race ended with Bobby finishing fourth while Tim finished fifth.
In the feature, Tim would line up fifth, ready to run hard. An early caution would slow the cars and give them a chance to a cool a bit while Tim continued to run fifth with Bobby fourth. The father-son combo would not get to race each other throughout the whole race as Bobby would pull off the track due to a blown motor. He would be credited with a 10th place finish at the end of the day. Meanwhile, his father came home in the feature in fourth place.
Tolton’s next race is this weekend at Barrie Speedway, where he will continue to race for the championship. He currently sits sixth in points, 17 points out of fifth and 51 points out of the lead.
Tolton Motorsports would like to thank Engines from Hal, Carburetor Rebuilders Co. Ltd., Burrows Boyz Racing, Canadian Crone Cranks, C&S Welding, Hassell Automotive, At A Glance, Eloquip, RK Performance, Black Magic Racing, Cheatin' SOB Racing, Radio Racin' and Across From Roger for their support.
Make sure to stay tuned to the Tolton Motorsports website at http://www.blackmagic-racing.com/bobbytolton/index.html to keep up-to-date with Bobby Tolton in 2012.